Guide to the Plummer Stewart papers, 1892-1948
Plummer Stewart graduated from Trinity College in 1894. He died in 1951. The collection includes four oratorical medals he received while a student at Trinity College as well as two ledgers and a small tablet. The tablet contains a list of his expenses while at Trinity College. The ledgers both include his handwritten memoirs. The collection ranges in date from 1892-1948.
- Record Group
- Plummer Stewart papers
- Stewart, Plummer
- 1.3 Linear Feet, 7 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
The collection includes two ledgers and a small tablet. The tablet contains an itemized list of the expenses he incurred while a student at Trinity College. The ledgers contain handwritten memoirs of Stewart's life. Several pages in one ledger were removed prior to its donation to the Archives. Handwritten on the inside of both covers of the ledger is "Stewart, McRae and Bobbitt, 400-404 Law Building, Charlotte, NC." The removed pages may have contained information pertinent to the law firm and thus their removal. On one of the pages in his ledger, Stewart wrote in 1931, "I sent the little book to Prof. R. L. Flowers to be placed in Archives of Duke University."
Also donated with these items were four oratorical prize yellow gold medals:
Columbian Literary Society, Trinity College - Praemium Disputationi, June 1893
Columbian Literary Society, Trinity College - Praemium Oratori, June 1894
Senior Class, 1894
North Carolina Teachers Assembly, 1894
These items were placed in relic boxes and stored with other relics in the custody of the Archives.
The collection ranges in date from 1892-1948.
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Plummer Stewart Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Plummer Stewart was born on July 13, 1870 in Union County, North Carolina. His parents were Robert and Sallie Stewart, and his father was a confederate veteran. Stewart graduated from Trinity College in 1894. He became a member of the Charlotte bar in 1901 and was at one time a law partner of Judge John A. Parker, Judge William H. Bobbitt, James O. Moore, and Robert P. Stewart. In 1913, he was a member of the North Carolina General Assembly from Mecklenburg County. Before moving to Charlotte, Stewart was superintendent of public instruction in Union County and served as principals of two schools. He died in 1951.
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The Plummer Stewart papers were received by the University Archives as a gift in 1983.
Processed by Kimberly Sims, December 2006
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, December 2006
Accession A83-3 is described in this finding aid.